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Saturday, January 25 • 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Rust in the Linux kernel

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This talk explores Rust, a C-compatible programming language from Mozilla, and the limits of its interoperability with C code. The featured code began as an exploratory project to program in the kernel with the goal of implementing a module in Rust using as much existing kernel tooling as possible to accomplish the task. Topics covered will include a brief overview of Rust and its safety and compatibility guarantees, leveraging the kernel build system for use with a Rust project, potential problems and drawbacks to look out for when using Rust in the kernel, and ultimately a demo of the kernel module itself. The target audience is those familiar with the basics of kernel programming and more advanced C knowledge, but the talk will intentionally provide background for those unfamiliar with kernel programming to follow along.

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John Baublitz

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat



Saturday January 25, 2020 12:00pm - 12:55pm CET
E112 Faculty of Information Technology Brno University of Technology, Božetěchova, Brno-Královo Pole, Czechia